Jack Marshall (footballer)

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John Gilmore Marshall, known as Jack Marshall, (born 29 May 1917, Bolton, Lancashire, died 1 January 1998, Rotherham, South Yorkshire), was a footballer and football manager, who played for Burnley, and managed Rochdale, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday and Bury.

He managed Blackburn Rovers for seven years during which time "Jolly" Jack, a nickname given him by some of the players, led the team (nicknamed "Marshall's Misfits"), to the top of the old First Division (for a day, Boxing Day 1963). This feat that would not be repeated until the investment by Jack Walker in the 1990s.


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